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Sandhill Cranes

Living just minutes from the Indiana Dunes and the Lake Michigan shore, bird migration is a common yearly ritual. In my opinion, nothing beats the Sandhill Crane migration. Their size alone; with a wingspan of 5-6 feet, is spectacular to see. On any given day during the migratory season, you can see thousands of them flying overhead.

Here are a few shots I took in March:

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5 responses

  1. dad and mom

    Beautiful in flight

    July 30, 2012 at 2:01 pm

  2. Legs and neck stretched right out there, so fascinating in flight. Thank you for the photos! ~ Lily

    July 30, 2012 at 4:16 pm

  3. Love the sandhill cranes. We drove through the sandhill area of Nebraska but they were gone. We caught up with them in Florida though. That many must have been noisy, they do like to squawk a lot.

    July 31, 2012 at 6:54 am

    • They make sort of a warbling sound. When you’ve got a couple hundred going over it’s like a chorus. Not bad at all.

      July 31, 2012 at 9:42 am

  4. They are currently flying over our region in France heading North, they are early which promises to be a long and hot Summer, we hear them before we see them!!! Great photo.

    February 20, 2013 at 4:20 pm

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